04/20/22 Imai Gazette

 

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,


We have a number of construction projects occurring this summer. Most of these updates have been shared at one point or another but please reach out if you have any questions. 


Gates

Last year, new fencing and gates were added in order to completely enclose the campus and to match existing fencing. This summer, pending material availability, a lock management system will be added to the gates. With the installation of the automatic locking/unlocking gates, the public will continue to have access to fields in the evenings and on weekends. The purpose of the perimeter controls is to limit points of entry during school hours and secure campuses during school hours when students are present. Additionally, this fall, staff members will be able to access classrooms and offices using key cards, instead of keys.

 

Library HVAC

Pending availability of materials, HVAC will be replaced in the Library. The existing HVAC system has already been updated to include MERV-13 filters, which is the highest-grade filter available for our units.

 

Lights

New lights and/or bollard style light posts will be installed to illuminate pedestrians’ path of travel between campus and parking lots. The light locations were determined by photometric survey data. This additional lighting is an important safety measure for staff members and guests using the campus in the evenings and winter late afternoons.

 

Park Restrooms

A prefabricated, standalone toilet building will be installed southwest corner of the field between the MUR and the baseball diamond. The unit will be maintained by the City and may be used after school hours by the public; not by students during the school day. This is an important security measure to ensure adults are not mixing with children in student restrooms. The restroom's design and placement were determined through a community input process held in Spring 2021.

 

Security Cameras

Security cameras in public areas will be installed at all school sites as a way to increase safety for students and staff members by deterring misconduct and preventing vandalism. Members of the schools’ communities were engaged in a series of feedback meetings in Winter 2022.

 

New Permanent Portable and Removal of Brown Portables

One new 960 sf classroom will be installed with a concrete foundation near room 20. The two brown portables on the blacktop will be removed. 

 

Blacktop

Due to wear and tear exposing unsafe cracks the blacktop will be resurfaced and striped. The asphalt between the classroom wings will be resealed. The school’s blacktop area will be off limits for 30 days.

 

Library

The library building will be tented and a pesticide will be applied to treat the structure for termites. 

 

Homework assignment for parents in grades 3-5

As we get ready for testing, we are asking all parents in grades 3-5 to write a letter of encouragement for their child to motivate them to do their best. All letters are due by Friday. Students who do not get a parent letter, will receive a letter from a staff member. 

 

Upcoming Event

Principal’s Coffee (04/22 at 8:30AM) 

Register here 

Principal’s Office Hour- stop by if you have any questions.

 

ELAC (04/21 at 5:30pm)

Register here

 

Have a wonderful rest of the week.

 

 Arline Siam

Principal

 

Upcoming Events

 

 April

21- SSC at 3:15pm

21- ELAC at 5:30pm Register here

22- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am (register here)

25- Caaspp Testing (Grades 3-5)

 

 

Reporting Absences

If you are reporting a student's absence, please email [email protected] or call the attendance line at (650)526-3490 ext 3080.

Reminder: Please include your student's name, your student's room or teacher, the reason for absence, the date of absence(s) and the relationship of the person leaving the message. Thank you from the office staff!

 

District News:

 

Please share your thoughts: Safety ThoughtExchange beginning April 20

As our community is still reeling from the recent student tragedy, many of us are asking the question of “how can we make school commutes safer for our students?” The Mountain View Whisman School District is looking to focus and record these organic conversations in an online exchange of ideas, with the goal of involving all of the organizations and people who have a role in making our community safer.

 

On April 20, please look in your email for a link to a ThoughtExchange about safety. Middle school students will also be participating. Your participation is confidential. Please share and come back often to rate new ideas until the exchange closes on May 4.

 

Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: April 27, 2022, 5:30pm  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu042722

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions.

 

MVWSD Celebrates Its Reclassified Students!

It's time for our annual celebration of former English Learner students who have successfully reclassified as English Proficient this school year! We are extremely proud of all the students as well as all of the families, teachers, and school staff who have supported them along the way. Families of newly reclassified students should have received email invitations and formal paper invitations this week to the event to take place at Crittenden the evening of April 28. If you have any questions, or believe you should have received an invitation but didn't, please contact your child's school or Leticia Corcoran at [email protected] or (650) 526-3500 x1121. Congratulations!


COVID masking

Both outdoor and indoor masking is strongly recommended (but no longer required) for students and staff in our schools and offices. However, there are times that masks are still very highly recommended.

 

April Better Together Infographic 

This April, we herald in Autism Acceptance Month and celebrate our neurodiverse community. MVWSD is a district that aims to provide an identity-affirming, empowering space for all of our students. We strive to challenge biases and champion change that makes our world more equitable, accessible, and just. Check out this month's infographic for ideas and resources to spark a conversation about autism acceptance and about the gifts our neurodiverse people bring to our community. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

 

Health and Wellness Tip: Changing Your Thoughts

Everyone has upsetting thoughts from time to time, which can make us feel angry, sad, or frustrated. This is normal! It is often our emotions that drive these upsetting thoughts, not the facts of the situation. By catching our upsetting thoughts, checking the facts, and changing our thoughts based on those facts, we can start to have more helpful thoughts and improve our mood.  

 

Watch this video and learn more about how to change upsetting thoughts to be more helpful.

 

To change your upsetting thoughts: 



  1. Catch it. When you feel upset, pause and ask yourself, “What words or phrases are running through my mind right now?”
  2. Check it. Consider whether the thought you are having is helpful or not. 
  3. Change it. If you are having an unhelpful thought, consider other ways of looking at the situation. Reframe your thought to one that is more helpful.

 

Catching, checking, and changing your thoughts takes practice. By noticing your unhelpful thoughts and reframing them based on facts, you can improve your mood.

 

MVPAL Youth Extravaganza 2022

Join the MV Police Activities League on Friday, April 22 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm at Rengstorff Park for a family night of fun promoting health and mental wellness for youth of all ages. The event is free for local Mountain View youth and families. A picnic dinner will be provided!

 

City of MV Earth Day Celebration 

The City is hosting an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23rd at the Mountain View Senior Center from 11am-3pm. The event will have food trucks, activities for kids, electric vehicles that folks can do a free test drive in, and sustainability booths and presentations throughout the day. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend!

 

 Día de los Niños with MV Public Library 

Día de los Niños/Día de los libros (Day of the Children/Day of the Books) will be celebrated with a performance from Raices de Mexico, a Mexican folkloric dance company that will perform regional dances from Mexico, on Saturday, April 30 from 11-11:45 a.m. in Pioneer Park. The event is open to all ages, and no registration is required. Click here for more information.

 

 MVLA Speech & Debate Summer Camp

Registration is open for MVLA’s Speech and Debate Summer Camp, which is being held at Mountain View High School from June 20–24 and June 27–July 1 for students entering grades 3-9. The camp is taught by the team’s varsity level debaters and speakers, and there are options for focusing on general speaking skills or preparation for competition. Free and discounted options are available for families with need. For more information and digital registration: mvlasdcamp.org. For paper registration options, scholarships, and questions: contact [email protected] or (925) 315-5514. 

 

Suicide Prevention 101 Webinar for Parents 

Register for the upcoming free webinar and Facebook Live event: Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do in English on April 20, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. This free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their teen, actions to take if their teen is having a suicidal thoughts, and resources.  The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the California Mental Health Services Authority, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line. English meeting zoom information is here.




PTA NEWS:


RECORD YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS:
If you've spent ANY time volunteering over the school year, with PTA activities, as a room parent, as a Project Cornerstone reader, helping out at any other events, etc. please report the hours here on our very short online form. Include hours you might anticipate for the rest of the year, and do it today! Our historian has to prepare a report at the end of April with a cumulative total of parent volunteer hours given over the school year. These reported hours help prove the impact that parents and PTAs make in our schools. Thank you!


Attachments:

Eng Apr 2022

Parent U 2021-22 (English)

2022 Summer Camp Flyers

Eng Speak Up and Speak Out Infographic for Students

Mountain View_InPlay-ElementaryFlyer_2022

Agencies in SCC that can help you apply to ERA Final

2022 ERA Step Process Flyer-EN

 Intro to Game Design

MVPSF_YouthExtravaganza

Earth Day Flyer

Dia de los Niños 

MVLASD Summer Camp 2022 

2022 SP 101 for Parents





















 

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